210615 Hwy 71, Gering Nebraska 69341
308-436-3777 Fax 308-436-3494
With 917 acres of land and a 270-acre lake, Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area is the only waterbased recreational facility in the southwest Panhandle. Located 8 miles west of Kimball on U.S. 30, Oliver offers the same basic facilities as those found at similar recreation areas across the state. Facilities include a campground, two boat ramps and docks, swimming beach, change houses, drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, shelters, grills, lighting and parking lots. Landscaping and tree plantings add beauty and shade to the area.
Nearly all of the established recreation facilities are located on the north shore of the lake and are accessible from U.S. 30 via three entrances. The south side of the lake is maintained in a primitive state for hiking, fishing and hunting.
Other Nebraska State Parks nearby:
(Gering) Bridgeport State Recreation Area
(Minatare) Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
(Minatare) Lake Minatare's Lighthouse
(Gering) Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area
(Gering) Wildcat Hills State State Recreation Are
07/05 Coming to The Gering area
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Scottish/Irish Highland Festival Estes Park CO September5-8 The Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival has grown from four families on a Saturday afternoon to one of the most prestigious Celtic Festivals in North America.The world renowned festival has hosted world champion pipe bands, jousting, clogging competitions, dog shows featuring breeds of the British Isles, battle dioramas from famous events such as Waterloo, Scottish and Irish dance festivals, and oodles more.